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Yelgeç, Nihal; Dagyar, Miray – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2020
This study aims to investigate the impact of metacognitive awareness and self-efficacy beliefs of middle school students on their level of foreign language learning anxiety by using structural equation modelling. A total of 285 7th and 8th grade students from a middle school in Turkey during the 2018-2019 academic year were included in the study.…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Middle School Students, Metacognition, Self Efficacy
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Kaya, Suat; Ok, Ahmet – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2020
The purpose of the present study was to explore the antecedents influencing the implementation and the outcomes of the middle school English language curriculum. Case study was adopted to deeply explore a phenomenon, which can be the processes, events, persons, curricula, or things of interest to the researcher. The phenomenon, in this study, is…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Content Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Özen, Hamit; Yildirim, Remzi – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2020
This study aims to evaluate classroom management from teachers' perspectives. The research was conducted using phenomenology design. We employed maximum variation sampling to determine the study group of the research. The study included 15 teachers from different branches teaching in several public schools. The data were collected in the 2018-2019…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Public Schools, Classroom Environment
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Geçici, Mehmet Ertürk; Aydin, Mehmet – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2020
In this study, it was aimed to determine the geometry problem posing performance of eighth grade students in different problem posing situations. For this purpose, the convergent parallel mixed model accepted as one of the mixed method designs was preferred. The participants consisted of 151 eighth grade students from the same school. The…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 8, Problem Solving
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Koyuncu, Mahmut Sami; Erdemir, Aysenur – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
The aim of the study is to compare TIMSS 2011 proficiency levels with the proficiency levels defined by the researchers using cluster analysis for Turkey, Korean, Norway, and Morocco in 4th and 8 th grades in the fields of science and mathematics. Therefore, it is tried to be reached that these cut-off scores for each country can serve the…
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Uygun, Tugba; Guner, Pinar – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of the current study is to examine the ways in which preservice middle school mathematics teachers (PMSMT) apply and represent algebraic reasoning in their solution processes for the problems in the concept of sets. This model provides detailed information about the reasoning made through the process of the solution of set problems.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Skills
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Wu, Hui-Ling; Weng, Hsiao-Lan; She, Hsiao-Ching – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2016
This study examined how background knowledge, scientific reasoning ability, and various scaffolding forms influenced students' science knowledge and scientific inquiry achievements. The students participated in an online scientific inquiry program involving such activities as generating scientific questions and drawing evidence-based conclusions,…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Prior Learning, Abstract Reasoning, Thinking Skills